arm toning?

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  1. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

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    Anyone have any good arm toning exercises for the upper arm? Mine are huge... I have such a hard time buying clothes because if it fits my torso, the arms are too tight - if it fits my arms, the torso is too big.

    I just bought this adorable coat from macys. http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=345957&CategoryID=41491

    And its too tight on my arms. I got the biggest size, and it just fits. Maybe an inch or two off the arms and it would be perfect. It has inspired me to do a little toning.

    Any tips?
     
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    I just saw a thing on the news about how gym memberships are down because of the economy and how you can use water bottles as weights. I love Denise Austin's toning exercises if you can find something out there by her (she used to have a show on Lifetime, but I'm not sure if it's on anymore). Also Discovery Health has a lot of exercises on their website.

    Dips are always good - where you have your back to the couch or a table and lower yourself down slightly and back up.

    PS - it is a very cute coat!
     
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    Pilates! ...which will tone your entire body. I have three Crunch Pilates fitness DVDs with Ellen Barrett. I like her as an instructor...not too annoying...like Denise Austin! Sorry! :)
     
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    I love taebo!! All that punching in mid air really strengthens your arms and the exercises aren't that hard and it is a good ful body work out!!
     
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    I have been told that push ups are the best upper body work out -- for chest and arms. You just need to put your hands in different positions (hands touching, hands below shoulders, arms wide apart, fingers pointing towards each other..).
     
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    Turbo Jam. There is a DVD called Turbo Sculpt. It worked for me. But joining a gym and taking weight lifting classes and kickboxing has worked the best. My arms have never been this toned before (and I've lost 15 pounds...).

    OR you could get some 5 - 7.5 pound neoprene weights from Target. Search online for different moves to target your biceps and triceps.
     

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